Information concerning Higham Road Bridge A45

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

With regard to the structure: Bridge and Parapet
At: Higham Road A45
Named: Higham Road A45 BO 79
Involved in an incident on: 10/12/2016

I am seeking he following information since 01/01/2015::

1. All incidents at the location
2. All audits, inspections, examinations of the structure
3. All pre and post loss reports, concerns, considerations about the structure
4. all tenders for the replacement intended, the need for this and scope of the works
5. All correspondence between HE and the contractor and HE and GLD and internal to HE about the costs involved in replacement and costs associated with repairing the damaged section only
6. why the full replacement structure sum was considered appropriate to pursue following the DoL incident, as opposed to a charge for the area of damage only and all exchanges pertaining to this.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Vardon

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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OD MIDLANDS HLC, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Vardon

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 16 July 2020 which we are
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From: wayne vardon [mailto:[FOI #677520 email]]
Sent: 16 July 2020 14:07
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information concerning Higham
Road Bridge A45

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

With regard to the structure: Bridge and Parapet
At: Higham Road A45
Named: Higham Road A45 BO 79
Involved in an incident on: 10/12/2016

I am seeking he following information since 01/01/2015::

1.      All incidents at the location
2.      All audits, inspections, examinations of the structure
3.      All pre and post loss reports, concerns, considerations about the
structure
4.      all tenders for the replacement intended, the need for this and
scope of the works
5.      All correspondence between HE and the contractor and HE and GLD
and internal to HE about the costs involved in replacement and costs
associated with repairing the damaged section only
6.      why the full replacement structure sum was considered appropriate
to pursue following the DoL incident, as opposed to a charge for the area
of damage only and all exchanges pertaining to this.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Vardon

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Thank you for your request for information dated 16 July 2020.  Please
find attached our response.

 

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High Level Correspondence Team - Operations Midlands
Highways England | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Highways England Company Limited's handling of my FOI request 'Information concerning Higham Road Bridge A45'.

I am not satisfied with the response received.
You state that my request to be vexatious - causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry?

I disagree with the assertion that my request is vexatious as I hope to evidence here. I understand a claim for over £440,000.00 has been made against an insurer for damage to the Bridge related to a vehicular impact. This being the impact by a car to the brick parapet atop the bridge.

It appears the sum claimed does not solely relate to the impact damage reinstatement. I can evidence.

Network Rail information in the public realm shows that this Bridge was subject to improvement works:

https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-th...

I am seeking information as to how the sum is being claimed to be related solely to the impact. A previous FoIA request by myself, also in the public realm was granted and information provided relating to this matter by Network Rail. An estimated repair sum is noted within the inspection reports. NWR estimated this to be £9000.00 to reinstate the parapet. A difference of over £430,000.00.

This can be viewed at:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

My request is of public interest as it appears the Authority may have erred in its assessment of a damage claim. It appears the sum claimed may include costs of improvement works.

Citing my request as vexatious because of being unsubstantiated is disproved by the information links above.

I would ask that you please now review your position and provide the information requested.

Yours faithfully,

wayne vardon

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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If you’re reporting a real time issue which requires immediate attention
please call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.

 

A map of the roads for which we are responsible can be found here
[1]https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk....
If the road you’re interested in isn’t on this map it will fall under the
jurisdiction of the local authority. You can find details of local
authorities using the search facility on the gov.uk website at:
[2]https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

 

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will be passed to the relevant team within Highways England and they will
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If you’ve made a request under the Freedom of Information Act we will
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dealt with in line with government guidelines:
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Kind regards

 

Highways England Customer Contact Centre

 

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Birmingham B32 1AF |
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